A test case which challenges fines imposed on parents who take their children out of school during term time has been adjourned at Colchester Magistrates' Court.
James and Dana Haymore have pleaded not guilty a charge of failing to ensure their child attends school. The family took their three children out of Chancellor Park Primary School in Chelmsford for a trip to America for a memorial service.
The case relates to one of the children who the court heard had an 87% attendance record.
The couple is claiming the prosecution is a breach of their human rights and the children's right to a family life. The case was adjourned until 10 October.
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